The Open College of Equine Studies

Can’t go to college?  This college comes to you!

Established in 1988, The Open College of Equine Studies (TOCES) provides the highest standards of training in  equine subjects to students worldwide via tutor-supported distance learning which includes printed and e-learning course materials.

Approved by Pearson (BTEC), City and Guilds, the RCVS and the BHS, TOCES’ Equine Study courses cover a wide range of subjects including anatomy, physiology, nutrition, horse management, behaviour, lameness, diseases of the horse, biomechanics, veterinary nursing and equine therapies.

Courses start at level 1 for the complete newcomer to horses, going through to advanced higher education level 6, and are open to students of all ages, abilities and experience. 

TOCES is the leading provider of equine veterinary nursing programmes, with students studying worldwide.  A new Equine Physiotherapy Programme starts in 2017.

Some programmes include practical study weeks which are held near Newmarket, Suffolk, England


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